Friday, January 6, 2017

Scottish Style Sausage Rolls

Did you know you don't have to make sausage rolls with pork sausage?
You don't.

You can make them with ground beef.
Totally New Concept...
Scottish Style Sausage Rolls

My inspiration was this recipe I found on Facebook for Scottish Sausage Rolls by Christina's Cucina and discovered I had all the ingredients for it, in house.  Which is always a bonus.
I made them but did change up the recipe a smidge.  I added a few more ingredients, learned a couple more tricks along the way, and guess what, these were pretty darn good.
I will be making them again, but with a few changes.

I used really lean ground beef and had to add fat in the form of melted butter. sigh  I also cut way back on the nutmeg, cause nutmeg can take over and render a nice recipe inedible.  IMO
Mixing the meat, with the spices.
Then I fried up a little of the mixture to check for seasoning and to see if I need to correct anything.
Which I did.  I added some Lemon Zest and some Lemon Juice, just to spark it up a little.  Next time I may even add some fresh chopped oregano.
This is one of the first pieces I made.  I made a little 'log' out of part of the sausage mixture, and placed it in the center of one of the pieces of puff pastry.
Next I folded it over and
And then used a fork to crimp the sides together.
After that I cut it into 5 semi equal pieces and placed them on the baking sheet, and brushed them with the egg white.
I also played a little more.
I took one sheet of the puff pastry, made 5 little meatballs, and placed them on the pastry, cut between them and then folded the pastry over each one, and placed those seam side down on the baking sheet.

 Didn't seem to matter which way I did them, they all looked the same when I pulled them out of the oven.
Scottish Style Sausage Rolls
You couldn't tell the difference between either method.  

And there wasn't one left at end of the party.
Good thing I taste tested them before I brought them, my momma didn't raise a fool.
Seriously, these were spot on, taste wise and texture. 

yield: 32 small Sausage Rollsprint recipe

Scottish style Sausage Rolls

prep time: 10 MINScook time: 25 MINStotal time: 35 mins
These are a twist on the usual Sausage Rolls in that they use beef rather than pork sausage.


  • 1 lb. Ground Beef 85/15 grind
  • 1 package Puff Pastry, rolled out a little thinner, each sheet cut into thirds
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg **
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons softened or melted butter
  • 3/4-1 cup bread crumbs (homemade if possible
  • 1/4-1/2 cup water
  • 1 egg white (to brush on top of pastry when baking


  1. Mix the ground beef, spices, bread crumbs, butter together and add enough water to make it hold together. Set aside while you prepare the puff pastry. To make small snack size sausage rolls, cut the pastry into thirds. Using a rolling pin, flatten them slightly. 
  2. Form some of the beef filling into a long rope, place onto the center of one of the strips of puff pastry and fold over, wetting the ends before pressing together with a fork. Cut into 5 equal pieces and place on a parchment covered baking sheet. Continue with the rest of the meat and pastry. 
  3. Brush with egg white. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Or... Take one of the strips of puff pastry, place 5 small meatballs on the center, cut in between each meatball, then fold over and place seam side down on a parchment covered baking sheet. Brush with egg white, and bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown. 
  4.  I'm not fond of nutmeg, so used the minimum I could. To make sure you like the seasoning and to correct it at this point, I always take a small teaspoonful of the meat mixture, flatten into a patty and fry it to taste. This way you can add more of any of the spices. It's OK at this point for it to taste quite strong, the meat will be baked in the puff pastry and will mellow out some.
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Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. I just love Sausage Rolls and your recipe is awesome! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. We look forward to seeing you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thanks Miz Helen, I thought they were pretty darn good myself. I hope you're having a wonderful week as well.


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